Meet the 13-Year-Old Bennett Sisters Who Are Helping to End Period Poverty
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When Brooke and Breanna Bennett learned that some girls miss school because they lack access to the period products they need, they decided to do something about it.
Their mother, who taught at an all-girls school, told them about how some of her students didn’t have access to period products and were forced to use things like socks and tissues. The girls were shocked. “We were like, ‘why are they doing that?’,” Brooke told KCM Media.
They started WIT – Women in Training - an organization aimed at ending period poverty by providing period products to young people who cannot afford them, advocating for legislative change championing other social issues to help empower young women.
Their efforts caught the attention of our Always team in 2020, who named them one of their Period Heroes, and donated 20,000 pads to help their cause.
At just 13, Brooke and Breanna are an inspiring example of how young people are driving real change. End Period Poverty is an example of how we’re stepping up at P&G to Lead with Love. Lead with Love is P&G’s call to action to make 2021 the year we all come together to do more and do better – for communities, equality and the planet. Learn more.
How You Can Help
Even the smallest acts of good can make the world a better place.
You can help support the Always #EndPeriodPoverty campaign in two key ways:
- Select Always #EndPeriodPoverty as your cause on P&G Good Everyday, and then take a survey, scan a receipt or donate points to help make period protection more accessible to girls who need it. As you engage, you’ll earn points that can be redeemed for rewards you love, such as gift cards and sweepstakes entries.
- Join the conversation to raise awareness about period poverty. Tag @Always_brand in Instagram posts and use the hashtag #EndPeriodPoverty to show your support.
Since our rewards program launched in May 2020, our members’ involvement is making a big impact in this world with more than 5 million acts of good already performed by P&G Good Everyday community— and still counting. Check out what we’ve achieved so far thanks to our members’ everyday actions.
Let’s keep the good going and do more together!